When you begin your work on a University of Washington Tacoma degree, you are entering a UW campus committed to community – a community of ideas, experiences, beliefs and, most importantly, of people.
We value diversity in all its forms. We believe that diversity leads to understanding and, ultimately, to equity. We believe that the pursuit of academic excellence is a path open to all, and we cannot wait to see what YOU will contribute to UW, to Tacoma and to the world.
"Being a UWT Husky means to feel well integrated in
the community, connected with professors, and to benefit from a more intimate academic and classroom experience."
VINCENT, HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP
We are excited for you to join the Husky family
Choosing a college can be stressful, yet exciting, so be sure to allow yourself adequate time to research and evaluate your options. We hope that UW Tacoma will be your destination for a rewarding college experience.
Have a question? Check out our live webinars or email email@example.com to request a one-on-one appointment. We're here to help.
Accepting your admission to UW Tacoma
Create your UW NetID
If you haven't already done so, create your UW NetID. Your NetID is required for orientation and registration. Instructions were sent to your email, but if you lost this email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Pay the New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF)
The NSEOF reserves your place at UW Tacoma and you will not be able to attend orientation or register for classes until it has been paid.
If you are unable to pay the NSEOF at this time, the fee may be deferred to your first tuition bill if you have applied for financial aid or will be receiving Post 9/11 veteran's benefits. Simply complete the NSEOF Deferral Form
Your admission to UW Tacoma is ONLY available for the quarter you were offered. Please see the Office of Admissions about your options to defer your admission to a future quarter.
Admitted Student Day programs are a great way to get to know UW Tacoma. We want to be sure you are informed and inspired to select UW Tacoma. Admitted Student Day is a program built for you and your family. We invite you to explore our campus, engage with our faculty and ask the questions that matter most to you. Register today!
Configure your UW email
After creating your UW NetID, you'll be prompted to create a UW email inbox. Official messages from the University are sent only to your UW email address. Please do not forward your UW email to your personal email account. Refer to the UW Tacoma email policy for more information. It is essential that you receive and read your UW email regularly.
International Students - Once you have confirmed your admission to UW Tacoma, please reach out to the International Student & Scholars Office (ISSS). ISSS advisors will share information about how you can request your I-20.
You are required to show that you have been vaccinated against or are otherwise immune to measles, mumps and meningococcal meningitis. The deadline is the first day of the quarter.
In order to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, academic personnel, staff and broader community, the University of Washington is requiring all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with certain exemptions allowed. Learn more here.
Freshmen: You must request a final high school transcript from the high school registrar before high school graduation (and before school closes for the summer). Your transcript must include your final quarter grades and confirmation of your graduation. You must submit your final transcripts to UW Tacoma by July 1. If not received by July 1, a hold may be placed on your registration.
Transfer students: You must submit updated transcripts for all college coursework at least two weeks prior to your first day of instruction.
Many students need to take a Math Placement Test and all Admitted Freshmen will receive information about completing the self-directed writing placement reflection. If you plan on taking any Spanish language courses at UW Tacoma, there is also a Spanish Placement Test.
You will get a lot of valuable information, plus have a chance to familiarize yourself with campus just before classes start. More information about Orientation, including how to sign up for it, will be sent separately to you.
In your first year, you will be assigned to one of four packs (Purple, Gold, Black or Gray). Your pack will help you get to know other students, participate in activities and provide you with helpful resources. Connect with your Pack Advisor when you get your pack assigned.
Get your student ID card
After you complete online orientation through Canvas, UW Tacoma will mail your Husky ID card to the address on record.
"The UW Tacoma students and professors - all of them-really want you to succeed. That's the kind of community you find here."
Gabe, Information Technology
YOU'RE A HUSKY!
If you have questions about your admission or any of these next steps, please contact your admissions advisor. We're here to help! If you require accommodations, please contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) to learn about the accommodations and services available to you: email@example.com, 253-692-4508 (voice) or 253-692-4413 (TTY).